Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 22 October 2019

Jordan sinks military vehicles in the Red Sea to create a underwater museum - in pictures

Dive site off Aqaba opens to divers and snorkellers

About 20 military vehicles from the Jordanian Armed Forces were scuttled on Tuesday to create an underwater military museum in the Red Sea.

Several tanks, armoured vehicles, an ambulance and even a combat helicopter were sunk off the port of Aqaba.

Eight vehicles were settled between 15-20 metres below the surface, according to the Jordan Times. Eleven others can be found at a depth of 20-28 metres.

The military vehicles were scuttled to imitatie a tactical formation, according to the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority who created the site.

The authority said all hazardous materials were removed before the sinking and the process to scan the seabed to prevent any disturbance surrounding marine life took 30 days, the authority told the Jordan Times.

Updated: July 24, 2019 03:28 PM

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